ISP students participate in a number of exams administered by external entities, such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the International Schools’ Assessments (ISA), the results of which indicate how ISP students perform compared to students at other international schools.
As an inclusive school, every student at ISP has the opportunity to become an IB Diploma candidate if they so choose. IB Diploma recipients at ISP consistently perform significantly above the world average and this past year is no exception.
In our ISP Class of 2023, we were able to award the IB Diploma to 98% of our students who applied, with an average score of 34. Of these students, 12% scored over 40. We are extremely proud of the performance of these students, especially given the challenging circumstances the class faced with a background of a global pandemic.
International Schools' Assessments
The International Schools’ Assessments (ISA) exam is an annual test given in either October or February (ISP students take the exam in February). The ISA assessment program is designed specifically for students in international schools in Grades 3–10. It is based on the internationally endorsed reading, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy frameworks of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
ISP does not specifically prepare its students for the test – the only recommendations are that students get a good night’s sleep and that they take the test seriously.
The test is administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), and is given in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, Narrative Writing, and Science. ACER also administers the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam.
In addition to providing information that allows the comparison of the results of ISP students to students in other international schools, ISA results can be compared with the worldwide PISA exam, which allows us to the comparison of ISP results with those of students from over 40 countries (including the Czech Republic).